Last updated: 7/22/2021
Tallahassee, Florida
Street Address
459 Cedar Hill Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Mailing Address
PO Box 10951
Tallahassee, FL 32302
phone: 850-222-6028
e-mail: fam@flamuseums.org
web: www.flamuseums.org
ASSOCIATION STAFF:
Association Type(s)
Staff
Malinda Horton, Executive Director
phone: 850-222-6028
Gary McKenzie, Registration Assistant
phone: 850-222-6028
Caroline Weiss, Membership & Financial Manager
Carmen Godwin, Program Manager
Description

The Florida Association of Museums is the not-for-profit professional organization for Florida’s museums and museum professionals. The mission of the Association is to represent and address the needs of the museum community, enhancing the ability of museums to serve the public interest. The Association encourages excellence it its members by promoting communication through which its members share information and resources, effect legislation and promote support of museums.

FAMF’s professional development workshops increase the capacity and effectiveness of museum professionals in the state of Florida. Workshops are offered around the state to meet the training needs of museum professionals, as well as in conjunction with the Annual Conference. Speakers include museum professionals, professionals from allied fields, legislators, nonprofit experts, and others. Topics range from advocacy to accessibility, from branding to collections care, and from fundraising to governance.

FAM staff monitors all legislation affecting museums and provides information to legislators and legislative staff in order to ensure educated policy making. FAM staff also works with state agencies for the improvement of state programs affecting museums. As a direct result of FAM activities, the legislature created specific grant programs for history museums, science museums, and children's museums, totaling $2.25 million annually, which provide both program and general operating support. In addition, FAM has interceded to prevent the application of personal property taxation to artworks and artifacts loaned to museums, a tax which would have had an adverse impact on museums throughout the state.

Publications

FAMNews, FAM Directory, Florida Women's Heritage Trail, Guide to History Museums

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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Wednesday, August 4 - Friday, August 6, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Annual Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Conference
Monday, August 23 - Thursday, August 26, 2021 — Virtual
2021 Association of Nature Center Administrators Summit
Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
American Craft Council (ACC) Atlanta Southeast Craft Week
Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
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Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
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Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
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